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Friday, 08 March 2019 - 8:23
Separate compartments for women during train travel initiated today
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In view of international Women’s Day, a train compartment service, designated for women will be launched today.

The ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation announced that to minimise the inappropriate behaviours that women tend to be subject to when using train services , separate compartments will be provided for them to travel in .

Subject Minister Arjuna Ranatunga has informed railway authorities to implement such steps to provide this service from today on “Sagarika” that begins  at 5 a.m. from Matara bound for Colombo Fort, 

The same service will be provided on The 4:40 pm train leaves from Colombo Fort heading to Matara. 

Similarly Samudraadevi, office train that  departs at 4.45 a.m. from the Mahava station  to Colombo Fort will have the same service

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